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Public Lands Management


The Conservation Department supports legislation and public management processes that promote recreation in balance with conservation of natural resources including wildlife, water and wild landscapes.  CMC members are hikers, climbers, skiers, and general outdoor enthusiasts so we work with public land managers and policy makers to build land-use plans that support sustainable, multiuse recreation opportunities.


BLM EASTERN COLORADO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN  We are a member of the Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council and we are working to protect Special Recreation Management Areas and Lands with Wilderness Characteristics within the Royal Gorge Field Office.



NEW!  Full Recreation Assessment

We're providing input on how this Southern Colorado Forest will manage recreation, natural resources and more for the next 20 years.  Find out more and provide input here...

KEEP PUBLIC LAND PUBLICAn aggressive campaign to transfer public lands to state control threatens hundreds of millions of acres of national forests, rangelands, wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and historic sites. Imagine if the place where you love to hike, climb, paddle, ski, bike, fish, hunt, or camp were suddenly sold off for profit, or to cover the cost of a wildfire or drought. Help us protect public lands today...
OUTDOOR PURSUITS  We co-chair the Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance (SRCA) Recreation Committee.  We're focusing on increasing recreationist collaboration and ensuring opportunities for all in the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Strategic Plan. 
RAMPART RANGE WILDLANDS PROJECT  CMC's Denver and Pikes Peak Groups coordinate protection, access and stewardship project in the Rampart Range Roadless Area 

BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT On February 15, 2015, President Barack Obama designated a new monument in Central Colorado.  Learn more about CMC's work on this campaign...

What's happening on public lands near you?


Schedule of Proposed Actions include new environmental assessments, public scoping periods and project updates.  Recreation projects are reviewed below or go directly to the source:




SOPA Recreation Reviews:

April 2016 - USFS

April 2016 - BLM

Jan. 2016 - USFS

Jan. 2016 - BLM

Oct. 2015 - USFS

Oct. 2015 - BLM




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